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Road Race, Team, Men

Date13 August 1948 — 11:00
LocationWindsor Great Park, Windsor
Participants96 from 25 countries
Format194.633 km. mass start race. Total time of nation's three best riders to count for team time.

The individual race was decided by an eight-rider break, with two riders each from Belgium and Great Britain. Belgium was led by Lode Wouters and Léon De Lathouwer, while Britain was represented by Bob Maitland and Tiny Thomas. After the lead pack of eight, a group of five riders finished 3½ minutes behind the winner. Belgium had Eugène Van Roosbroeck in this second group, while Britain’s third rider, Ian Scott, was over eight minutes behind the lead, and this decided the team event – Belgium winning the gold and Great Britain the silver medal.

The Belgian champions, however, did not realize they had won a gold medal. They thought there was only an individual race in 1948 and simply got on the bus after the ride, and were back in Belgium the next day. They were never given gold medals at the London Olympics. But Van Roosbroeck later learned that they had won the team event and petitioned the IOC to have medals awarded to them. On 9 June 2010, Eugène Van Roosbroeck finally received his gold medal for this event, presented to him by IOC President Jacques Rogge. His teammate, Léon De Lathouwer, was deceased and never received a gold medal, while Lode Wauters received a gold medal later in 2010 because he was too ill to attend the ceremony with Van Roosbroeck.

Lode Wouters 5-18:16.2
Leon De Lathouwer 5-18:16.2
Eugène Van Roosbroeck 5-21:45.0
Liévin Lerno AC/DNFnon-scoring
2Great BritainGBR16-03:31.6Silver
Bob Maitland 5-18:16.2
Tiny Thomas 5-18:18.2
Ian Scott 5-26:57.2
Ernie Clements AC/DNFnon-scoring
José Beyaert 5-18:12.6
Alain Moineau 5-21:45.0
Jacques Dupont 5-28:21.8
René Rouffeteau AC/DNFnon-scoring
Alfo Ferrari 5-21:45.0
Silvio Pedroni 5-21:45.0
Franco Fanti 5-29:35.2
Livio Isotti 5-31:08.6non-scoring
Nils Johansson 5-18:16.2
Harry Snell 5-28:22.2
Åke Olivestedt 5-33:48.2
Olle Wänlund AC/DNFnon-scoring
Jakob Schenk 5-21:45.0
Jean Brun 5-26:54.0
Walter Reiser 5-34:25.2
Giovanni Rossi AC/DNFnon-scoring
Ceferino Peroné 5-33:15.4
Dante Benvenuti 5-33:15.4
Miguel Sevillano 5-33:15.4
Mario Mathieu AC/DNFnon-scoring
Jack Hoobin 5-18:18.2
Russell Mockridge 5-39:54.6
Jim Nestor AC/DNF
Ken Caves AC/DNF
Rudi Valenta 5-24:48.0
Hans Goldschmid AC/DNF
Josef Pohnetal AC/DNF
Siegmund Huber AC/DNF
Florent Jodoin AC/DNF
Lance Pugh
Laurent Tessier
Lorne Atkinson
Exequiel Ramírez AC/DNF
Mario Masanés
Rogelio Salcedo
Renato Iturrate
Christian Pedersen 5-39:57.2
Knud Andersen 5-39:57.2
Børge Saxil Nielsen AC/DNF
Rudolf Rasmussen AC/DNF
Erkki Koskinen AC/DNF
Paul Backman AC/DNF
Torvald Högström AC/DNF
Vangelis Kouvelis AC/DNF
Manthos Kaloudis AC/DNF
Petros Leonidis AC/DNF
Eruch Mistry AC/DNF
Homi Pavri AC/DNF
Bapoo Malcolm AC/DNF
Raj Kumar Mehra AC/DNF
Henri Kellen AC/DNF
Marcel Ernzer AC/DNF
Pitty Scheer AC/DNF
Robert Bintz AC/DNF
Francisco Rodríguez AC/DNF
Gabino Rodríguez AC/DNF
Manuel Solís AC/DNF
Placido Herrera AC/DNF
Gerrit Voorting 5-18:16.2
Evert Grift AC/DNF
Henk Faanhof AC/DNF
Piet Peters AC/DNF
Aage Myhrvold AC/DNF
Erling Kristiansen AC/DNF
Leif Flengsrud AC/DNF
Lorang Christiansen AC/DNF
Hernán Llerena AC/DNF
Luis Poggi AC/DNF
Pedro Mathey AC/DNF
DNFSouth AfricaRSA
George Estman AC/DNF
Dirkie Binneman AC/DNF
Wally Rivers AC/DNF
Ali Çetiner AC/DNF
Enver Osmalı AC/DNF
Orhan Suda AC/DNF
Talat Tunçalp AC/DNF
Enrique Demarco AC/DNF
Luis López AC/DNF
Mario Figueredo AC/DNF
Waldemar Bernatzky AC/DNF
DNFUnited StatesUSA
Chester Nelsen, Jr. AC/DNF
Ed Lynch AC/DNF
Frank Brilando AC/DNF
Wendell Rollins AC/DNF
Aleksandar Strain AC/DNF
Aleksandar Zorić AC/DNF
August Prosenik AC/DNF
Milan Poredski AC/DNF